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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jun 22, 2007 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Technical Question

i'm 37 so my ears are not shot just yet and i can tell the difference between lossless and mp3 but that also depends on the bit rate the mp3 was encoded to.though i could only tell the difference between them pumping the tunes via klipsch speakers and a nice amp,the low end tends to suffer slightly to my ears.with that said i have no problems with mp3 except for trading purposes which should be kept in it's original format in shn or flac.tests have been done on mp3 trading on audio forums,what happens is you make a copy to someone in mp3 and that person makes a copy of the copy to someone else and that's when some of the audio starts getting lost so where back to cassette generation 1gen,2,gen etc...and we come to far to start that again.i've had tenth generation cassettes and they sounded like crap but if you heard the master tapes you be blown away.so for the sake of preserving the music for future fans i only trade in shn/flac and like scrim says memory is getting bigger and cheaper every year and companies like cowon are working on portable players with 250gb drives,so 500 and more are not so far off in the distant future.i'll try to find that forum on mp3 trading for you ssag i got a bad habit of not bookmarking those things.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 22, 2007 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Technical Question

Interesting, so the MP3's do degrade over time? Must be from poor rips(?) but I can understand how that would happen.

Wow, it's hard to remember anymore when all my recording was through cassettes. Real time taping, it took forever. And doing all those tape covers - argh. Now we just copy over a text file! I love this digital stuff.